The Intimacy Practitioners’ Guild is an organisation of intimacy professionals in the film, television and performing arts industries in Europe. The IPG was established in summer 2020 by Vanessa Coffey, Malin B. Erikson, Kate Lush and Pia Rickman with the aim to provide an exchange of information and ideas, honouring the achievements of members and standardisation of consent-based working practices within the industry. The four founders currently form the committee of the IPG. A new committee will be elected by members in January 2024.
Our members have joined together to further their common interests in establishing a recognised standard of professionalism in the industry, enhancing the safety of working with intimate content within artistic context, the expression of intimacy within media and the stature of the profession.
Members go through rigorous screening in order to be able to call themselves a member of the IPG. The minimum standards IPG members meet are based on the established international standards for intimacy practitioners, as those continue to develop and as appropriate for the region.